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Sasikala Worshipping 

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Susikala's Testimony: 10 year old Girl Rescued From Prostitution..., for just a few moments, if this was your life… You are an 8-year-old girl who lives at a very poor leprosy colony in India. Each day, your parents, who both have the dreaded disease of leprosy, have to go begging just to get a little bit of food for you to eat each day. If they do not get much through begging, it means you have to go to bed yet another night with an empty stomach. You feel so unhappy, because you and both your parents feel empty because of all the suffering that is a daily part of your life. The clothes you are wearing are rags and you are cold at night. Your parents are far too poor to send you to school, so you have no hope for a better future than what your parents have. You may be stuck in this leprosy colony your whole life. one day, even more calamity strikes. Your father dies of an illness. Your mother decides that the only hope of survival for the family is to stop the truck drivers in the night to get a meager income through prostitution. Since her face is not yet deformed, she disguises herself so that no one will know she has leprosy... Still, this is not enough money for both of you to live... so now your own mother has forced you to become a prostitute too... and you must sell yourself at night just like she does... but still it's not enough to survive.

Your short and sorrow-filled life has now become a terrifying nightmare of shame and abuse ...

but then one day something even more unthinkable happens...

your own mother simply cannot take care of you any longer, so she believes that the only thing she can do is to sell you as a child slave for the next two years. Horribly, now your body will be used for full-time prostitution. For the next two years, you are a slave to prostitution and you cannot escape this horrible life...

Many times, you are beaten ... you cry often, but no one hears your desperate sobs ... it seems no one cares about the suffering of an "untouchable"... You feel so ashamed, rejected, and lonely... If only someone would show you a little compassion, things could get better... Is there any hope? a relative of one of the children who lives at one of ICII's children's homes goes and talks to your mother. They tell her about these wonderful homes, and how they have taken in another child they know, and how well they are taking care of the children who live there. This person tells your mother that if she would take her daughter to this home instead of selling her again for another two years, she will get three meals per day and will be able to study at school. Her life will be much better. Your mother decides to come and get you and she takes you to one of ICII's children’s homes.

This is a miracle that has happened for you... Since you have come to ICII's children’s home, you now have three nourishing meals every day, and you can go to school with the other children who live at the home. Now you can even be a normal child and go to school where no one will know that you came from a leprosy colony. Here you even have toys to play with the first time, and your very own toothbrush and toothpaste. Someone was kind enough to build these homes for children just like you so they do not have to be alone and rejected any longer..  You feel that for once in your life, you have a family who loves you. Best of all you, are learning about Jesus and He is healing your broken life... You feel like the first time in your life.. there is hope again! 

 Just think – what if this 10-year-old girl was you? would not want to spend even one single night like this, but in India tens of thousands of children have to live in similar situations. This sad story is true, and a 10-year-old girl named Sasikala has now come to live at one of  IndependentChurch in India’s Orphanages. But because of your love and support, Sasikaka is both being loved and cared for and has found hope for her future because you and others cared enough. 

 God can use you to give someone a second chance in life… Ask yourself… What would Jesus do?

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What missionaries are saying about Independent Church in India

  "To see first hand individuals becoming an extension of who Jesus is in our world today, reaching out to lepers whom society looked upon as untouchable, to provide food and clothing, bedding to sleep upon even if that means sleeping on the side of a busy dirty street filled with all kinds of humanity, animals etc. is the kind of compassion Jesus still has today if He can just find someone to carry His presence and power."                   ................................ Evangelist/Missionary/Author - Dave




In the villages, which have been reached by the ministry team of the Independent Church in India, there is a ray of hope ....... Many of the people have a new hope, which they have found only in hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ.     - US Missionary Kristi

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